How Watson is Helping More Puppies Become Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guide dogs help to provide people with vision loss with independence, safety, and, perhaps equally important – companionship. These puppies with a purpose change lives for the better in many, many ways. I volunteer as a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind because I saw first-hand how my late husband’s vision loss affected […]

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Committed to Technology Equality for People with Disabilities

The year 2017 will be remembered as a major milestone in the relationship between technology and equality. Earlier this year, updates were finally approved to the Section 508 Amendment of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that transformed turn-of-the-century accessibility guidelines for procurement and services of the U.S. federal government to encompass modern challenges and […]

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The CDO: Helping to Harness the Power of Data

Data used to be viewed by businesses as exhaust — a necessary but relatively useless output of projects that became a nuisance to store and maintain. Advances in analytical, and more recently cognitive, technology have changed that mindset for good. Data is now an asset that can be applied to benefit all aspects of an […]

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How AI and Machine Learning are Aiding Schizophrenia Research

In the U.S. about 20 percent of adults suffer from a mental health condition, ranging from depression to bipolar disorder to schizophrenia, and about half of those with severe psychiatric disorders receive no treatment. While early identification, diagnosis, and treatment for patients with psychosis tends to mean improved outcomes, there continues to be significant barriers […]

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Reimagining Technology Support with Autonomous IT

The vast amount of unstructured data from servers, networks, and social media, along with highly-personalized mobile devices and “always-on” IT expectations, requires a higher standard of support – support that can seamlessly transition between environments to identify, evaluate, and resolve issues consistently. However, today’s conventional IT support still relies on plenty of manual analysis and […]

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Protecting Data in the Cloud Era

The world is facing a data breach pandemic. Last year alone, more than four billion data records were lost or stolen, a 556 percent increase over 2015.¹ Of the more than nine billion records breached during the past five years, only four percent were encrypted – or securely scrambled – leaving most of that data […]

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